Imaginary

via Daily Prompt: Imaginary

There once was a little girl named Neva who had an imaginary friend named Tim. You see, Neva was an only child and she really wanted a brother.  Unfortunately, her parents were not able to have any more children.  Neva and Tim played together every day.  He kept her company when she was lonely.

One day Tim told Neva he was moving away and they couldn’t play anymore.  Neva was mad at Tim for having to leave but she forgave him.  Then one day, her mommy and daddy told her they were moving to a bigger house in the country.  When mommy asked about Tim, Neva said Tim moved away.

Mommy gave her a hug and told her it was okay and that friends sometimes move and that she would make new friends.  When they moved to the new house Neva never saw Tim again but she talked about him sometimes.  When Neva went to school she made new friends and soon Tim was forgotten.

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Image by Parent Support Hub

Has your child ever had an imaginary friend?  How long before they outgrew them?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tutorial: Sticky Note Make-over

Welcome to my first tutorial!  I hope you enjoy it!

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to create a sticky note take-along.  It makes a great gift for someone or for yourself.  I’ve also found they come in quite handy when i’m out and I need to leave a note for someone or if i’m out and need to remember something, I can write myself a note.

Here’s what you need to get started:

  • Sticky notes of your choice – I like to get them at the dollar store; you can the mini’s as shown below or the full size
  • Card Stock in two colors – you can find it wherever craft supplies are sold
  • Glue or glue tape
  • Mini hook and loop dots (1/2 in) – I get mine from the dollar store, they are alot cheaper than buying name brand
  • Stickers/embellishment of choice

For this tutorial I am using the mini’s which measure 1.5 inches by 2 inches.

Cut main card stock color 2 in x 4 in.

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If you don’t have a scoring tool you can fold the card stock around the sticky note and press the edges with your fingers.  If you are using a scoring tool, score on the long side at 1 3/4 and again at 2 1/4.  You can also use a ruler and draw a pencil line where you want the folds to be.  Be careful you don’t press too hard and crack the card stock.

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Once you have scored/pressed your edges glue the mini in place (I use a glue stick, it works well).  You will want to put the glue on back of the mini and place it where you want it, making sure it’s lined up correctly.

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If you like the way it looks without adding a tab, just add your embellishment and your set.  If you are going to add the hook and loop tab cut your second piece of card stock to size and glue it in place.  In this example the width is 1 in by 5 3/4 in.  Score at 1 3/4, 2 1/4, 4 1/8, 4 3/4.  You can leave the remainder of the strip as is and attach the hook and loop dot to that or you can fold it back a 1/2 in to reinforce where the hook and loop dot will be attached.  (see pic below)

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Attach your hook and loop dot and then add your embellishments. In this example I just used stickers I purchased at the dollar store. You may have also noticed rounded corners…. I prefer my corners rounded so I clip them with a corner rounder.  However, you can leave them square.

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These make great teacher gifts at the end of the year, stocking stuffers during the holidays, or just because. They are easy to make and I find they do well at craft shows depending on your show.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial, please let me know what you think.

 

Where the Fairies play….

In the dawn of night and light of day where do you think the fairies play?  Watch your garden as it grows, something tells me you will know.

You can’t see them but know they are there getting ready to start their day.  In the quiet of the morning the fairies help wake up the earth.  Colors spring from the ground, the air has a lovely scent.  Animals wake up and stretch their legs and get up out of their warm cozy beds.  Be sure in your garden to leave the fairies a seat so they can rest and eat a treat. Hang a hammock in the shade where they can cool off throughout the day.

Help the fairies care for the earth.  Plant new trees and flower seeds, recycle your trash and keep the earth clean.  Without your help the earth will die and then the fairies and Mother Nature will cry.  When the flowers and trees all disappear, there will no longer be a place for them to play and they will have to go far away.  Gardens and forests, rivers and creeks no longer a shelter will there be.

So keep the earth clean and full of life, watch the magic as the land grows.  Plant your gardens and your trees and keep your waters clean, maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of the fairies as they work and play throughout the day.  Listen closely and maybe you’ll hear mother nature whisper thank you dear.

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